New hobbies are an important part of keeping your brain active as you age and there are few things that are more beneficial to helping your brain stay sharp than learning a new language. It may feel daunting to attempt to learn a new language while having hearing loss however HearingLikeMe.com has some great tips on how to best accomplish it. The tips are:
- Speak up! If you are taking a class or have a tutor do not be afraid to ask a question or have them repeat themselves. It may take a few times before you can understand the sounds that make up the word.
- Find the best resource for you. There are so many tools now to help you learn a new language. You can take a class, use a program, even an app. Take some time to see what may work best for you.
- Take it one step at a time. Learning a new language is challenging for everyone. Take your time and don’t get frustrated if it takes you a while to get something down.
You can read more here: https://www.hearinglikeme.com/tips-for-learning-a-language-with-hearing-loss/
Practicing a language is a fantastic way of making your brain work on how to understand the sounds it hears. What language would you find the most interesting to learn?
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Written By John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator